Last updated on April 18th, 2019. Posted in WordPress.
A WordPress tutorial! Or, how to create a website for free...or as close to free as I can make it for you! WordPress is a world-class web design platform powering over a third of websites online. But if you've never worked with it, or are a bit intimidated by it, it can seem complicated and difficult. The good news is, it's easy to use once you get rolling with it -- and that's what today's tutorial is all about. Let's roll! (more…)
If you're a Dreamweaver user, then this could be just the post for you. No doubt you've heard of WordPress, but maybe the idea of learning a new piece of web design software isn't appealing to you at all -- and I totally understand that! After all, everything's working just fine in Dreamweaver, right? Maybe for now, but truthfully, at some point you'll hit it's limitations. And for online business owners and ecommerce website owners, that limit hits hard 'n fast! So in this post, I'll lay out my five reasons (plus a bonus reason) for ditching Dreamweaver and going with WordPress to build your online business. This one's a dozy, so let's get started! (more…)
In this Web Hosting Hub review, you'll learn about this low-cost, feature-rich web host -- and discover if they're a good fit for you. While Web Hosting Hub offers loads of features, add-ons, and great customer service, there are some downsides and drawbacks you need to be aware of. In this highly detailed and deeply researched article, you'll discover all the ins and outs of this quality web hosting company. Let's dig in! (more…)
Getting your email set up is, of course, a very important step in building and running your business online. I always advocate for separating your business's essential web services, and using dedicated vendors for each. And the same holds true for email. There are significant drawbacks to simply using free email that comes with your web hosting—issues like spam, unreliability, and security. (more…)
In a previous video, we discovered that hiring someone to build your business website comes at a huge up front cost. If you want specific numbers, be sure to check out that video. But in this post, I'll show you how you can set up your online business for just a fraction of the cost, and be in full control of your business and your website. You'll find out about what costs are fixed, what's optional, and where you can save yourself lots of money and headaches. Let's jump into it! (more…)
In a previous tutorial, we discussed why using the free email service that's bundled with your web hosting is no good for business, and how it can lead to a whole range of problems. Or, you may find yourself in a situation where your web hosting provider doesn't offer email service at all (as is the case with hosts like WP Engine). Either way, we want to ensure that our business's primary web services are handled by separate vendors. To achieve this, and get you set you up in the best possible way, we'll take a look at how to set up Google G Suite for your website. (more…)
Last updated on April 17th, 2019. Posted in HTML & CSS.
An HTML tutorial! This tutorial's all about learning HTML and CSS -- specifically, how to create a web page using HTML and CSS. Here, you'll learn how to build a complete web page layout from scratch, step by step, using HTML and CSS. You'll learn what HTML is, how it works, what CSS is, and a whole lot more...So let's get rockin'! (more…)
Once you've registered your business's domain name and signed up with a great web host, the next step is to point your domain to your hosting account. This is often called setting your domains DNS (Domain Name System), and it's a critical step in getting your business live on the web. It might sound a bit technical, but this tutorial's all about keeping things simple! (more…)
If you'd like to be guided through the process of setting up reliable, low-cost web hosting for your business or online project then you're in the right spot. In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through, step-by-step, how to set up hosting with one of my top web hosting recommendations, Web Hosting Hub. Their hosting is a perfect fit for side projects, small business, and for those just starting out who want to keep costs low while still getting solid hosting and fantastic customer service. Ready? Then let's go! (more…)
Learn how to get yourself set up with low cost, rock-solid web hosting with one of my top web hosting recommendations, SiteGround. Their hosting is perfect for small and medium-sized online businesses and websites—especially those who want to keep costs low, but who also expect future growth. Hosting from SiteGround will grow with you as your needs change and develop. In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through the entire setup process. Let's get started! (more…)